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  1. #1

    Problem with nvidia GeForce FX 5500: resolution

    Distro: Slackware 12.2

    My computer is:
    Manufacturer: Compaq
    Product Name: Evo D500
    Graphics card:
    nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1)

    I installed the drivers from

    I can only get a 1024 x 768 resolution at 69hz. If I go higher the refresh
    rate drops.

    I set the dpi in xorg.conf:
    DisplaySize 270.9 203.2 # mm Resolution 1024 x 768
    This should give me 96 x 96, but I get:
    xdpyinfo | grep resolution
    but I get this resolution (instead of 96 x 96):
    resolution: 72x72 dots per inch

    This is my old card:
    [Vanta/Vanta LT] (rev 15) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

    I could set the dpi to 96 x 96 ,
    and I could get a resoltion of 1280 x1024 at 85hz

    This is my xorg.conf:
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    Feb 2009
    Southport, England
    All I can say is make sure you have official up-to-date drivers.

    I had a problem where I couldn't start X at all; I'd get a "Signal out of range" error from my monitor. I ended up installing the newest nvidia driver in text mode and that sorted it right out, all resolutions and stuff are fine.

  3. #3
    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    NH, USA
    have you installed or tried using nvidia-settings to configure your display?

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